Despite all the differences in language and history (Czechs were persecuted by the Nazis and afterwards separated from Western Europe by the 'Iron Curtain') you’ll discover a common cultural background throughout this fascinating region. During the middle ages, the area we will cover was not separated by national borders for centuries, and have significant shared history and ties. For example, Prague housed the first German speaking university.
And now, with the growth of the expanded European Union, this process is taking place once again. All our tours are private tours, therefore we are able to offer a great flexibility in terms of departure cities, destinations, duration and program. All according to your wishes and needs. Please contact us for a personalized tour suggestion.
Day 1: Nuremberg - Prague.
Leaving Nuremberg, the 'City of Human Rights', the 'Golden Road' takes us directly to Prague. Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town Square (to name just a few of the highlights) are waiting for us. We will spend the night here.
Day 2: Prague – Cesky Krumlov.
After a relaxed morning of sightseeing in the “Golden Town” (or time to cure your hangover after too much delicious and inexpensive Czech beer) we travel to Cesky Krumlov. Located in the beautiful surrounding of southern Bohemia this tiny town has retained its medieval charm, and will be our home for tonight.
Day 3: Cesky Krumlov – Wachau - Vienna.
Today we cross the border to Austria. On our way to Vienna we will stop in the 'Wachau', Austria’s 1 wine area. If you feel like stretching your legs a bit, we can hike through the vineyards to the ruins of Duerrnstein Castle where Richard Lionheart was arrested when returning from the crusade, which offers a great view on the marvelous landscape of Danube valley. In the afternoon we arrive at today's destination, Austria’s capital, Vienna – a city full of history and vibrancy. Castles, parks, 'Fiakers' (the traditional horse-carriages), coffee houses there is a wealth to see and do by day and night.
Day 4: Vienna – Salzkammergut - Salzburg.
Following the rest of our Vienna sightseeing program we will travel west. Enroute to today’s destination, Salzburg, we do a small loop through the beautiful mountain and lake district of Salzkammergut. Probably you will recognize some spots here: Salzkammergut is where many of the scenes from the 'Sound of Music' motion picture were shot. Our Salzburg program also includes major sights such as the fortress and famous churches.
Day 5: Salzburg – Eagle Nest - Munich.
Leaving Salzburg soon finds us in the picturesque landscape of the Alps. If you are interested in discovering more about Nazi history, a visit to 'Eagle Nest', Hitler’s mountain headquarter, is illuminating. Following small back roads through lovely villages we will tour to Munich, where we will spend the night. Beer gardens, museums, Marienplatz, Olympic stadium, Hofbrauhaus…Munich offers an endless list of options to choose from.
Day 6: Munich – Holledau - Regensburg - Nuremberg.
Just after few miles north of Munich we will travel through the Holledau, the world’s most important hops area. If you would like, we can take a boat ride on the most scenic part of the Danube River. Regensburg – the city of the 3 rivers – is full of charm. Impressive residential houses and towers as well as churches bear witness to the wealth of bygone eras. But there is more than just a glorious past. Today Regensburg has an important university and interesting industrial productions such as BMWs. In the evening we will return to Nuremberg, completing our Bavarian - Bohemian-Austrian Loop.
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